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    Here's some things you can try: 1. A biotin...

    Here's some things you can try:
    1. A biotin daily supplement of at least 30 mg.
    2. A high protein diet or at least 60 grams/day spread out over 3 meals so it's absorbed better. You can go...
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    I vote that it's a pain issue. Try shorter...

    I vote that it's a pain issue. Try shorter rides. More varied locations too. Altho' I have a horse that gets balky when my dog doesn't keep up...she stops and looks for her and wants to wait for...
  3. Always keep the horse between you and the ground...

    Always keep the horse between you and the ground !!

    And regarding old horsefolks decrepitudes I always say....Quit yer whining! Take your pills, shut up and RIDE!!!

    :lol:
  4. Thread: TOTD

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    She who dies with the most tack wins !!! Or...

    She who dies with the most tack wins !!! Or leather .... :D
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    Laurierace speaketh the truth!! As an RN I'd...

    Laurierace speaketh the truth!! As an RN I'd always advocate PT. BUT not knowing what is wrong is extremely important. For example; I personally think you may have a neck problem with the kind of...
  6. The most important thing is that your saddle must...

    The most important thing is that your saddle must be even on the horse. It's ok to use a different hole on one side AS LONG as it's level on your horse. EX: I wrecked an ankle years ago and...
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    Great advice for a young horse moment from these...

    Great advice for a young horse moment from these posters! . Seen it lots. Try to get them started in the direction you want even if it's at an angle. Once the feet get moving you're halfway there. ...
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    I had some PMU weanlings I tarp proofed by just...

    I had some PMU weanlings I tarp proofed by just putting a black tarp in the field with them. I let it blow around & changed it's shape to let it look different. It was winter.....they figured out...
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    And I'd add that if you have bad knees; you might...

    And I'd add that if you have bad knees; you might consider as little knee roll as you can tolerate. When you ride in thick knee rolls, you are banging your knees into them in a manner of speaking. ...
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    SSR speaks wisely. I had to shop around for...

    SSR speaks wisely. I had to shop around for heavy weight black wool melton to replace collars on some meltons. The seamstresses will tell you the deconstructed sew on colors will lay flatter and...
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    Did you see the Coth advertising to the right of...

    Did you see the Coth advertising to the right of this forum advertising a riding coat company that sews different collars on your show coat? Tredstep - Ireland? Polo Pro?! Has multiple color...
  12. I've heard..... but can not validate that...

    I've heard..... but can not validate that sometimes...hypertouchy horses have Lyme disease....that jumpy, skin hyperrsensitivity is a symptom. Maybe you can investigate that.....
    And try to NOT...
  13. I have this and it hasn't stopped my foxhunting! ...

    I have this and it hasn't stopped my foxhunting! :winkgrin: Stop worrying about how you LOOK and worry about functionality. I suggest ankle support in the form of high laced up sturdy boots. I...
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    Will likely hurt for about 3 months then ease...

    Will likely hurt for about 3 months then ease off. But....once healed; no problemo! Broke mine in 2 places and was foxhunting back in a coupla mos. I second the Cashel cushion Tush-Cush for your...
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    Try regular hiking boots (ankle high lace ups)...

    Try regular hiking boots (ankle high lace ups) and buy them a half size or full size larger than you might otherwise wear. But my best suggestion is to buy mens boots. Figure out the mens...
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    IMHO it has NOTHING to do with them being a...

    IMHO it has NOTHING to do with them being a mare/bossy/alpha/fast walker or "likes" being first.....MOST horses would prefer to be up front because of their primitive instinct to stay in the front of...
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    Forgot to add: your questions can't specifically...

    Forgot to add: your questions can't specifically be answered because so many factors weigh in when it comes to recovery. No one recovers at the same rate and once again your doctor should have been...
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    Follow your post op instructions to the letter. ...

    Follow your post op instructions to the letter. Stay off the knee and elevate for a few days. Ask MD's office any questions you have as you go. Use your cane as prescribed to help moving around. ...
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    Chlorhexadine will do nothing to repel midges or...

    Chlorhexadine will do nothing to repel midges or protect her from allergic reactions. If anything; it could make it worse. It's very strong/drying/irritating and is only useful at killing bacteria,...
  20. Thread: Hip Pain

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    Seems to me you're kinda young for hip injury but...

    Seems to me you're kinda young for hip injury but since hip pain is a symptom of back pathology I'd lean more in that direction so to speak. It's called "referred pain". If you had a spinal nerve...
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    Remember POTENTIAL value is not "real value now"....

    Remember POTENTIAL value is not "real value now". Try to be REAL about it and downgrade his value as much as you can....up to getting him vetted and failed :winkgrin: Then propose something else...
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    I third the tie blocker rings. Let her pull back...

    I third the tie blocker rings. Let her pull back some but then reel her in sorta thing. Keep sessions shorter at first and gradually lengthen times tied. Stay with her doing stuff to her (like...
  23. When the point-to-point season gets going !! :D

    When the point-to-point season gets going !! :D
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    I believe it's your laundry soap. Those are very...

    I believe it's your laundry soap. Those are very common allergens as are softeners. Switch to a hypoallergenic laundry soap AND run thru rinse cycle then repeat the rinse again. Absolutely avoid...
  25. I support Medical Mikes comments. The problem...

    I support Medical Mikes comments. The problem with the other comments is: ACL injuries & surgeries are DIFFERENT! EACH needs an individualized plan for rehab, recovery because each surgery is...
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